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Nov 27, 2013 7:00pm PST
quote history, lawrence in the united states of the u.s. government deeming certain ideas radical. such as the civil rights movement. or socialist and communist. or, anti-war protesters. then taking action to destroy them either their reputations or, their, their professions. and, i think we all ought to be aware of that history and wary of these kind of programs.
Nov 4, 2013 9:00am PST
quote . as an example, in the united states, it appears as though, according to the documents, that the national security agency tracked everyone's phone calls. in order to identify 300 suspects. we had to track according to the disclosures, 300 million people's activities. it doesn't seem right. it seems like overreach. over and over again this needs to be organized. there are legitimate uses of this. this is clearly overstep. in this particular case, we assume that there was monitoring between different computer systems. with enkrepgcryptioencryption. we can stop it. >> google is calling this overreach. you're clearly angry about this.
Oct 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
quote into communications from a place inside the united states on u.s. territory you have to have -- you have to do it under either fisa authority or what's called transit authority, but in general you can't just both collect information that would reside in a database of yahoo! or google. if you're doing it from overseas different rules apply. you're not relying on statutory authority. you're not relying on the fisa court. instead you're relying solely on presidential authority under executive order 12333 and there the rules are a little bit different and when you're tapping into a foreign access point you're allowed to presume legally dps you're the n.s.a.s that the people using that
Nov 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
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Nov 20, 2013 12:35am PST
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:30 in the morning it will receive the endorsement from the united states. the long shadows of crisis envelope us still. but we meet today in an atmosphere in rising hope and at a moment of comparative calm. my presence here today is not a sign of crisis but of confidence. i'm not here to report on a new threat to the peace on new signs of war. i have come to salute the united nations and support the american people for your daily deliberation. for the reduction of global tension must not be an excuse for the narrow pursuit of self interest. if the soviet union and the united states with all of their global interests and clashing commitments of ideology and nuclear weapons still aimed at each other today can find agreement surely other nations can do the same. chronic disputes which divert appreciate resources from the needs of the people. or drain the energies of both sides serve no one. and the badge in the modern world is a willingness to seek peaceful solutions. the united states as a major nuclear power does have a special responsibility to the world. it is in fact a three fold responsibilit
Oct 31, 2013 8:00pm EDT
that is entitled usa?hy select the perspectives on operating in the united states." this'll be a very informative and invaluable discussion. it is also my pleasure to introduce that moderator of this panel, an important member of president obama's white house team, valerie jarrett. a senior adviser to the president and a longtime confidant of the president. she oversees the office of andgement and affairs chairs the white house council on women and girls. she was the chief executive officer of the habitat company. baldry has held positions in both the public and private sectors and hails from chicago before coming to washington, d.c. lees give gentlemen, a warm welcome to valerie jarrett. [applause] good morning, everyone. you look fantastic out there. we are all delighted to be here. i would like to begin by congratulating a secretary who has truly hit the ground running since the apartment. has traveled all over the world and gave a party and everyone showed up. you showed up and we were surprised. i also want to give credit to former secretary and now an ofassador who was the brain -- two year
Nov 3, 2013 2:05pm EST
the usa?: perspectives on investing and operating in the united states. this is going to be a very informative and valuable discussion and it is also my pleasure to introduce the moderator of this panel, an important member of president obama's white house team, valerie jarrett is a senior advisor to the president and a long-time confidant of the president. she oversees the office of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs and chairs the white house council on women and girls. prior to joining the obama administration, she was the chief executive officer of the habitat company. valerie has held positions in both the public and private sectors and hails from chicago before coming to washington, d.c. ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to valerie jarrett. [applause] >> well, good morning, everybody. you look fantastic out there. we are also delighted to be here. i would like to begin by congratulating secretary pritzker who has hit the ground running since her appointment. she has not only traveled around the world, but she gave a party and everyone showed up. i
Nov 20, 2013 12:00am PST
production increase will make the united states not only self-sufficient in energy, as the latest has shown, but they could be an exporter which would be a boost for the economy and also for the. >> rose: we conclude with naftali bennett, an israeli politician, and former business executive who is minister of economy in the government with some strong opinions about negotiations with the palestinians. >> israel is not about conflict. it's about being a lighthouse nation. now in respect to the palestinian conflict, i'm well aware of what's going on. i'll tell you my thoughts. we're in discussions right now, and it's no secret, i oppose establishing a palestinian state within israel. i think it's a disaster. but having said that, i belong to a government whose prime minister explicitly said that he does want to achieve aitate a sd i joined his government knowingly so. >> rose: the middle east and israel from two different perspectives. next. l captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: alwaleed bin talal is here, the chairman
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 5:00pm EST
. the united states negotiated a deal called "the bilateral security accord" which would keep most troops in the country when nato's 75,000 leave next year. the deal hit a signnag. afghan president karzai presented a new last-minute set of demands. on this edition of "inside story" we will discuss america's future in afghanistan. first, this background: >> afghan president hamid karzai again refused to sign the bilateral security agreement on monday. instead, adding more items to a growing list of demands. it was during a last-minute meeting with u.s. national security advisor susan rice that karzi insisted the u.s. would need to start peace talks with the taliban and release 17 after gangs from guantanamo bay before the bilateral security agreement got his signature. but rice said negotiations are over. >> if the agreement isn't signed promptly, what i said to the president is we would have no choice. we would be compelled by necessity, not by our preference, to have to begin to plan for the prospect that we will not be able to to keep our troops here because they will not be invited bec
FOX News
Nov 16, 2013 3:00am PST
quote cases in the united states each year. it's important to know what really causes the common cold and how you can beat it. [coughing] >> here to debunk the medical myths this morning dr. marc siegel. morning. nice to see you. was s. behind the cold. coming off the subway behind gi. it's contagious i'm going to get whatever she is coughing in my face. >> contagious. a myth to think it's that easily. unless she really tries to give it to you. there is clayton morris. washing your hands is key to prevent ago cold. a study of naval recruits found that those who washed their hands were half as likely to get it standing in the same room with someone probably not going to get a room. if you start touching and sneezing and putting it on your feet. >> the problem is the hands on the doorknobs? >> absolutely pick up the cold verizons that way. >> what about late nights, the lack of sleep could that cause us to get a cold. >> absolutely anna.
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 12:30pm EST
favorite comment on facebook. united states has had an arranged marriage, they are always in court filing before divorce, by the end of staying married, but living separated but america still has to pay child support, after all there was love at some point. >> and the kids being the people of both countries totally confused. >> . >> drones, nukes, the talibans and anti-sentiments. these are just some of the issues that are complicated the fractures u.s. pakistan alliance since 9/11. pakistan is a recipient of a huge chunk of military aid. but mutual mistrust and the arms of groups brought into questions whether both countries stage share a strategic effort. many americans view pack scan a country of 200 million people exclusively through the helps of violence. while many harbor conspiracy theories about america's role in the world. so how fragile is the alliance and what is it's future? to discuss this, we are joined by daniel marquise. at the council on foreign relations and author of no exit from pakistan america's tortured relationship with islamabad. founding member of the movement fo
and the united states and already signed by nearly 100 countries. it has been hailed by people the world over who are thankful to be free from the fears of nuclear fall out and i'm confident that on next tuesday at 10:30 in the morning it will receive the endorsement from the senate of the united states. the world has not escaped the darkness. the long shadows of crisis envelope us still. but we meet today in an atmosphere in rising hope and at a moment of comparative calm. my presence here today is not a sign of crisis but of confidence. i'm not here to report on a new threat to the peace on new signs of war. i have come to salute the united nations and support the american people for your daily deliberation. for the of this body, reduction of global tension must not be an excuse for the narrow pursuit of self interest. if the soviet union and the united states with all of their global interests and clashing commitments of ideology and nuclear weapons still aimed at each other today can find areas of common interest and agreement, surely other nations can do the same. regions caught in conflict
Nov 3, 2013 6:00am EST
are battling on many fronts, and it comes back to the competitiveness of the united states. you get into things like education system, our taxing system, and all of the things that make u.s. companies competitive vis-À-vis our competitors around the world. that is another broad subject. to have a level playing field between ex-im bank and tariffs and the ability to penetrate markets that are open is kind of the foundation of all of this. past that, it is up to u.s. companies to be competitive and up to the american government, certainly, to help us all be as competitive as we can to create manufacturing jobs and job growth. i look at it in those three steps of foundational work. the opening of markets is fundamental to starting the process. we export an awful lot from the united states. we work hard every day on internal label agreements. we have spent a lot of time on our education system. but if we do not have those markets to start with, the rest of this is sort of benign. we have got to be there to play. >> again, in the auto business, what would you see as the competitive threats come to
Nov 19, 2013 3:00pm EST
for the purposes of interrogation after the date of enactment may still be transferred to the united states for trial in article 3 courts or before military tribunals. that means there's absolutely no need to hold another detainee on board a ship just to interrogate him, and there is absolutely no excuse for not putting new detainees at guantanamo bay. this provision makes sense for the security of this country and it makes sense for good intelligence collection. the ban on transfers to yemen is a very critical aspect of this amendment. the amendment bans any detainee transfers to yemen until december 31, 2014. it's been four years since the president posed a moratorium on transfers to yemen from guantanamo following the failed airplane bombing attempt on christmas day 2009 by umar farouk. at that time yemen was viewed as a hot spot for terrorists especially with the rise of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. now four years later not much really has changed except for the rising recidivism rate. we know that former detainees have rejoined aqap both as leaders as well as members. we know tha
Al Jazeera America
Nov 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
for them, but we also want to supply a renewable fuel to the united states. and with 200-plus plants in the united states we can produce 13 to 15 billion gallons of ethanol in a year. >> so the idea behind ethanol is that it's note a fossil fuel. it's cleaner. it reduces independence on other areas. the need for ethanol the same as it was when the subsidies and encouragement were in place? >> absolutely. the need doesn't change. and again, it is a renewable fuel. it helps the rural economy, and gives our consumers a choice. if we want renewable fuels we have the e-10 blends that just about everybody uses here in the united states. we is have the new fuel that was approved by the epa a couple of years ago e-15, and that is just starting to make its headway here in the united states. and we believe it's a positive impact with everybody. >> how do you deal with the criticisms dealing with the fact that there may have been some unintended consequences. the price of corn goes up, and it -- it costs you? >> sure, i have been in the agriculture industry for 30-plus years, and i have seen g
Nov 1, 2013 1:00am EDT
and loopholes while hurting others that are investing in the united states. we can do better. and we can do this by broadening the tax base and lowering tax rates in a way that doesn't add a dime to the federal deficit. the president put forward the details of his tax reform and pleadmead clear his commitment -- and has made clear his commitment to business tax reform paired with an infrastructure package paid for with one-time revenue. we have a real opportunity ahead to seize the tax reform and establish a simpler, fairer and more competitive tax reform in the yeats. -- years. they share much in common with the approach the president has put forward. there's no reason we can't start with the substantial policy areas we agree on and come together to find common ground. in addition to reforming our tax system, we must finish the work of creating new trade agreements that are free and fair. they must open up markets for america's businesses and must add to the millions of american jobs that are currently supported by trade. as congress comes together in support of trade deals we'll help expa
Al Jazeera America
Nov 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
customers differently about it? >> much of the business of beer crafting in the united states has been outsourced throughout the world. if you look at the major brewers in the united states they're owned by international companies. to greg and bill's point we're not only fighting to keep a culture of beer in the united states but a craft beer culture. with craft beer culture being hyper local in our communities and states, that's u.s. jobs. that's a great tax base. where there is great beer food will follow. where there is beer and food, music will tomorrow, that demonstrates how we create culture in the united states that is health y vibrant, and its rooted right here. that helps our own local economy. being based in spokane, washington, we're trying to be a driven as much as greg is in san diego and bill in washington, d.c. in spokane we're trying to create a craft brewing university in turn they go to the grocery and vote every time when they purchase. what we're seeing in each neighborhood around the united states is people buying local. it could be u.s. it could be your neighborho
Nov 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
the united states as the country's key night their relationship with russia is not releasing any other relationship. russia is much more important than being a replacement for another nation. we are looking for tok operation which would be beneficial for both egypt and russia it was according to some egyptian media. the ministers discussed on steel sweat favor of any new eyes. he tipped to save the union lost on an ice until the nineteen seventies when climbing may constitute the us after washington helped broker a peace deal with israel. the u s a since egypt's top financial impact the relations of fulton says the army tells you the tips best democratically elected president tonight. last month the us frozen chunk of its domenici aid budget to eat it rumors are true to its two seats about twenty week old news to the fact that in the world today we should leave the house behind standard in the present is for users. stick approach each nation needs to assess for itself. nations need to decide to ally themselves with. russia's prime minister also said he supports the transition from any
Nov 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
research and even in western europe and what you can say that in the united states. it is a hard concept get across because those people can use that and can get a lot of press, even though they have a very small following in the united states. while you can talk about the first amendment, you need to explain that these are not mainstream people, that what they are saying is not something that a lot of americans are people -- picking up more americans feel. certain ones do. the best defense is to be as open as you can about it, try to explain it, and in some ways that the message fall flat for the united states and say what effect does this have on what we do? often the proof is it has very little effect on us. but we are constantly dealing with those guys. it is troublesome. but we have to explain this is our society and how we do it, but look at the results. >> do they throw back at us the same thing of all the people who are nursing terrorism, you throw -- throw us all in the same basket? >> yes, we hear constantly how varied muslims are, and in the field you appreciate that. muslims
Nov 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
with new constraints on defense spending, the united states will continue to represent there'll a 40% of global defense expenditures. most of the world's other leading military powers are america's close allies. what has always distinguished the united states is not simply the existence of our great power . rather, it is the way in which we have used our power for the purpose of trying to make a that her world. we have made mistakes. we will continue to make mistakes. but we cannot allow the overhanging threat of future miscalculation and mistakes to paralyze or intimidate our will and our necessary decision making today. in the 21st century united states must continue to be a force for and an important symbol of humanity, freedom, and progress for all mankind. we must also make a far better effort to understand how the world sees us and why. .e must listen more we must listen more. after more than a decade of costly, controversial, and at times open-ended war, america is redefining its role in the world. the same time more americans including officials are growing skeptical about ou
Nov 9, 2013 10:00am EST
to live in the united states, and she hopes to make that a reality at home as well. we thank you for your work, and we welcome you here. and i hope that what we do here will help you in your efforts. it's clear what we are here to do. ratifying this treaty will help in the effort to give every disabled person the opportunity to live and learn and travel without undue barriers. there are 5.5 million americans veterans with disabilities, and now it is our turn to fight for them, to have full access and equal opportunity wherever they go. 138 countries have already ratified the treaty. protections will not come automatically. it will take u.s. ratification and u.s. leadership to ensure the treaty's protections not only become a reality, but reflect american values. from the u.s. constitution, the treaty borrows principles of equality in the protection of minorities. from the declaration of independence, it borrows the inalienable for the pursuit of happiness. and from the americans with disabilities act, the treaty borrows the concept of reasonable accommodation. by ratifying this treaty, we
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 3:00am EST
afghanistan and united states of america, if the loya jirga agrees, and the parliament approves it, then it comes to the implementation stages - we should take them into account, in preliminary stages in order to ensure security and peace in afghanistan and transparency of elections in the country. i am very happy to see a few great elders have taken into consideration the two key issues of security and peace, but when can we have peace and when can we have security? after your approval today, we can have security now or in 10 years or 15 years, but we need security today - just today. in the sense that starting from today when we express our friendship with the united states, giving basis to afghanistan to the united states or any other country is not just an easy decision. it's not a free thing, it's a hard decision. we cannot digest it very easily. but this is a necessity. we are doing this out of necessity and the problems that we have had over the last 30 years, and all the conspiracy that we've had over the last 30 years. security is our first condition, and starting from to
Nov 10, 2013 3:50pm EST
is like an armed camp. it's patrolled by 20,000 border patrol agents. the united states is spending more money on immigration enforcement than all of the other enforcement activities the united states government combined. in other words, more than the fbi plus the dea plus the alcohol of tobacco and firearms, all of that together is less money than just the immigration enforcement by itself. and now we have a bill this congress that's being called the liberal reform that's going to double the number of agents to 40,000. that's like a small army. and it's going to spend $47 billion over ten years on more enforcement. and this is while i don't know what life is like here in new york, maybe everything is hunky dory here, but in california we're closing schools, and we're laying off teachers, and that's happening in chicago and detroit and philadelphia. we don't have any money. detroit says it's broke, and we're going to spend $47 billion on this. now, immigration authorities are implementing a system for checking the legal status of workers which is an electronic database that's called e-ve
Nov 1, 2013 6:00pm EDT
as a quarterback for increasing business investment in the united states. in addition, i should note that the president once again calls for congress to provide full funding for select usa in his budget. select usa already provides a great bang for the buck. the response to this summit shows that we can and will be doing much more to help you succeed. we want to capture the energy and turn your conversations into united states investments. on another note, i want to be clear that we are listening to that leaders of this community more than ever before. i am pleased to announce an important example of our commitment to listen to you. let me give you a little bit of ground. the commerceur, department has received valuable advice on how to support american manufacturer -- -- 2004m the commerce department has received value but by sun how support american manufacturers. the fabric of american manufacturing has expanded. there are many representatives in this room. owned u.s. foreign space manufacturers now support 1.7 million jobs in the united states. the share of our foreign investment
Nov 9, 2013 10:00pm EST
" pakistan, the united states and an epic history of misunderstanding. and it's the boston university professor shares his insight of the relationship between the two allies who says viewing each other with mutual distrust and incomprehension. this program lasts about an hour. >> host: delighted to be here with mr. husain haqqani to talk about his book that was just released, "magnificent delusions" pakistan, the united states and an epic history of misunderstanding. just delighted to be here with you today. >> guest: delighted to be with you. >> host: you serve as ambassador to the u.s., pakistan's ambassador to the u.s. from 2008 to 2011. you advised the late benazir bhutto and you are now professor at austin university and the director of the south and central asia hudson institute. you write extensively for "the new york times," "the wall street journal" and the national tribune to name a few of the publication so you obviously have a very inside view of this relationship and i think just the title is strong of u.s. policy toward pakistan and in your words if i may quote you say t
Nov 10, 2013 9:00pm EST
about the united states and i'd never been to the u.s. until then and what i'd known about the united states was the weaknesses and flaws of american foreign policy and even domestic policy. while it was in my mind that i was analyzing and then of course the ambassador to the u.s. in the serving as ambassador i was concerned about how both sides sometimes say things about historical events that were just plain wrong. so as soon as i finished being a master, i decided that my first biography should be writing this book and researching it. and as you know, i've gone from 1947, the very beginning of how pakistan and the united states became allies herriot the thing that has always concerned me is why is this relationship dysfunctional, and why hasn't pakistan benefited from an alliance in the united states like others in the postsecondary war? i've been to south korea and japan that was devastated in the second world war but then it became an american ally after the second world war and look at where japan is economically. south korea has prospered. all east asian countries have done it.
Nov 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
, and to talk a little bit about the latino immigrant experience in the united states. our guest is ray suarez, who has written a really terrific book entitled "latino americans: the 500-year legacy that shaped a nation." it's a companion to the ground breaking pbs series on latino americans. in barely 250 pages, ray takes the reader through the broad sweep of latino history in the united states. even before there was a united states. from the spanish explorers to the modern day. it's a majestic effort, in my view. seeking to discover and highlight the history and future of the latino experience in the united states, and to put in context in order to build a broader appreciation for lot teen experience. it helps us understand, frankly, some of the issues that have become so important to washington politics today. as all the you know, the america society and the coinlt of the americas are generally known for our work in the western hemisphere, including latin america, and canada. the immigrant experience is something that each of our nations have in common. we are a hemisphere of immigrants. fo
Al Jazeera America
Nov 11, 2013 7:30pm EST
showing a real side of the united states. we send around african american musicians at a time when in the united states they couldn't even go in the front door of theaters where they were playing, and as well as playing their music, they told that story, and there is no more effective way to present freedom of speech than to demonstrate it. >> and spencer is it true? >> sorry cynthia. >> go ahead. spencer. >> well, government-to-government diplomacy is never going to go away, first of all. and i don't envy those at the state department that have to engage in cultural diplomacy, when it is extremely hard to measure the outputs. to find out what the u.s. gets back from it. at the same time, the kind of investment that the united states makes to use an example of sending african american jazz musicians overseas, necessarily contrasts with the realities of what the u.s.'s civil rights record was at the time. and certainly it becomes something that looks less credible in the minds of a lot of foreign publics, when the u.s.'s actual face looks extremely militaryized. and it's very diffi
Nov 28, 2013 11:35am EST
, the majority leader of the niceties and become a united states senator if they, and the speaker of the united states house of representatives. [applause] please stand as the chaplain of the u.s. house of representatives give the invocation. >> let us pray -- god of all nations, we ask your blessing all on this gathering of people separated only by a common language to honor today a towering figure of the way first century, sir winston churchill. a man larger than life, often quoted authoritatively and by many accounts usually wrongly. he inspired to heroic a compliment and for severe it's millions on both sides of the greatic in a time of darkness across the face of the earth. gifts, oh, god, you pour out for the benefit of all. waswinston's gift leadership and a time of great chaos and fear, which when expended left the world a safer 80 prime minister peacefully voted out of office. in a world consumed by politics, that example was one of itself one of the most important legacies of a greater political figure in a western democracy. bust the a reminder to all americans of a world leader who
Nov 15, 2013 9:59pm EST
strategy. when i say we, not only we the united states but we the alliance and its many partners adopted a new strategy that matched and narrowed the mission. up to this point the mission was to make afghanistan the next jeffersonian democracy, to make sure women would have the same rights as men, not only there but the same rights as women have in the nordic countries. it was a large and frankly unattainable mission. what we did is we made the focus of the mission real, which is to make sure that afghanistan would never again be a safe haven for terrorists. that is why we were there in the first place and ultimately had to be the reason why we were there in the last place. we also adapted our means to that mission. the means were to buy time for the afghan national security forces to be able to take care of security in its own country. we did that by surging troops, not only american but allied troops in large numbers, and set a very clear deadline, a deadline of the end of december 2014, at which point afghanistan's responsibility, the security for afghanistan's responsibility would li
Nov 21, 2013 1:00am EST
] patricia wald. [applause] patricia wald made history as the first woman appointed to the united states court of appeals for the district of columbia circuit, rising to chief judge f the court. she always strove to better understand the law and fairly apply it. after leaving federal service, judge wald helped institute tandards for justice and the rule of law at the international criminal tribunal. hailed as a model judge, she laid a foundation for countless women within the legal profession and helped unveil the humanity within the law. [applause] opera g winfrey. oprah winfrey is a global media icon. hen she launched the oprah winfrey show in 1986, there were few women and even fewer women of color with a national platform to discuss the issues and events shaping our time. over the 25 years that followed, oprah winfrey's innateness for tapping into our most fervent hopes and deepest fears drew millions of viewers across every background, making her show the highest rated talk show in television history. oprah winfrey has used her influence to support underserved communities and lift u
Nov 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
of britain with our united states, and may our nations together cooperate as in the time of sir winston churchill to guarantee the freedom and peace of all people. amen. >> please remain standing for the visitation of the colors by the united states armed forces colorguard, the singing of the united kingdom anthem, the singing of the united states anthem, and the retiring of the colors. ♪ ♪ >> ♪ god save our queen long live our noble queen god save our queen send her victorious happy and glorious long to reign over us god save our queen! ♪ >> ♪ oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? and the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the speaker of the united states house of repres
Nov 21, 2013 8:00pm EST
of state john kerry told the senate foreign committee that the united states should ratify the disability act. >> good morning, this hearing on the sena aate floor of the righ of people with disability comes to other. let me thank secretary kerry for being here. first, i think he has the thanks of all us on the committee for the incredible work you have been doing across the globe. and your presence sends a strong message about the importance of the issue. we appreciate you coming back to chair. we received the support of thousands of people and organization all of whom are looking for us to take the treaty over the finish line. we have received compelling letters of support from multiple companies with over 2,000 member companies. the united states chamber of commerce and the u.s. business. i want to recognize former president and ceo of the financial service round table steve bartlet. we have received individual letters from 84 non-profit disability and religious organizations. not to next sign on letters representing a thousand dollar different groups. we have heard from citizens, some
Nov 4, 2013 6:45am EST
think he neatly of the most vociferous critic of affirmative action at the united states supreme court, the most for surfers critic of affirmative action is the only african-american on the supreme court, clarence thomas, and he is by far the most vociferous critic. there are other critics, other very strong critics but there is no one on the supreme court who takes this issue as personally, and it is as intense in his criticism and it is as hostile to affirmative action and clarence thomas. and if you talk with him or read his opinions, the first thing out of his mouth is that affirmative action actually does not help its intended beneficiaries. that's a very powerful critique because that critique is it say, listen, forget about affirmative action's effects on other people. his claim is that affirmative action does not help the people that it is intended to know. one of the things he says is that affirmative action, that it puts a stigma on its intended beneficiary. and what he means by that, what he means by that is, and again he's been willing to be very autobiographical about it.
Nov 17, 2013 12:00pm EST
: pakistan, the united states, and an epic history of misunderstanding." he served as ambassador to pakistan from 2000 wait until 2011. we advise the late prime minister at boston university and you write extensively for "the new york times" and wall street journal just to name a few. and you obviously have a very inside view of this relationship and i think just the title is a strong indictment towards the u.s. and pakistan. you say that the relationship, entail of exaggerated expectations and broken promises and disastrous misunderstandings, i would like to delve into what you mean by that little later in the interview. at first i'm asking you a simple question. what motivated you to write this book? >> guest: this book has been on my mind for so many years. i was a college student in 1979. several of my colleagues, as in students, burned it down the u.s. embassy and people also wanted to go down to the u.s. consulate in berlin that done as well. all of this had taken place when the holiest mosque and shrine of government had been taken down. so people just went berserk. and i was someone
Nov 4, 2013 6:30pm EST
and the whole economy of the united states hostage. that is what they tried to do. they failed. thank goodness, and the hostages have been released, the government is back up and operating, but there are some of us who are sincere about supporting the concepts of this bill. the promise of this bill which is extraordinary, really, and historic but we recognize that there are some pieces of it that need to be fixed or tightened or tweaked to make sure that it's going to work in the future as we have said. so, again, that is simply what my bill does. i'm happy to introduce it. i've got one cosponsor, senator manchin from west virginia, but many others have expressed their interest in working with me on this, and i look forward to bringing this before the committee for full debate and hopefully to the senate floor in some way in the near future for debate and hopefully for passage. and i yield tour. i yield the floor. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from co
Nov 21, 2013 4:00pm EST
been here in the united states senate. the majority, with only majority -- the majority, with only majority votes, the same as was passed with obamacare, with only democrat votes, changed the rules of the senate in a way that is detrimental, in my view, not only to the united states senate, not only to those of us in the minority party, but great damage to the institution itself. one of the men who served in this senate for a long, long time that we respected as much or more than any other leader -- he certainly knew the senate rules more than any of the rest of us combined -- was one robert byrd. three months before his death, robert byrd wrote this letter, "during my half century of service and various leadership posts in the u.s. senate including majority leader, minority leader, majority whip and now president pro tempore, i've carefully studied this body's histories, rules and precedent. studying those rules leads one to an understanding of the constitutional framers' vision for the senate as an institution and the subsequent development of the senate rules and precedents to p
Nov 11, 2013 8:00pm EST
major general jeffrey buchanan, commanding general, united states army. [applause] mr. patrick hallinan, national cemeteries director. [applause] mr. harold fritz, national president for the congressional medal honor society for the united states of america. [applause] and the honorable eric k. shinseki, secretary of veterans affairs. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. [applause] ♪ [ hail to the chief ] ♪ ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing, please place your hand over your heart, or render the salute. ♪ ♪ please remain standing for the prayer for all veterans. delivered by the department of chaplainaffairs service. >> let us pray. oh god, i am an american veteran, and ever with your grace and your strength to guide me, i have sacrificed for you and country. and you have made my heritage long, and proud. for i shivered that cold winter in valley forge, and spilled my blood, i am an american veteran. i came to france in the war to end all wars, i am an american veteran. i was there on that day of infamy, stormed the beaches of normandy,
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Nov 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
the kind of assurances that both sides the united states is insisting upon. >> but professor, has the reaction from the netanyahu government been so negative that even attempts to try to build in those assurances are met with such skepticism that it sounds like there is nothing that israel will accept that comes from the mouth of the current tehran government. >> well, this is true. the netanyahu position is that allowing iranian enreaching rue hane yum will not be accepted by accepted by israel. they do not want to see enrichment of uranium on their soil. they also don't want to sigh the production of plutonium which is also useful in creating a nuclear weapon. the israelis without question has put tremendous pressure on the united states in asking, in fact, demanding if you want to go ahead and make a deal, that's fine, but we're not prepared to accept it, and we're going to have to make our own decision. when it comes to israeli national security we're not prepared to trust it to anyone, including our closest ally in the united states. >> is there a deal that is even possible t
Nov 8, 2013 8:30pm EST
the united states but nationally and part of the pipeline infrastructure will be essential to allowing that to occur. >> host: on the issue of how oil is transported, this is from "the wall street journal." the sources for energy information administration. on the move, the amount of crude oil transported by rail, food and water skyrocketed in 2012. what is happening in areas of shale and high production areas where they are trying to transport the oil and get it out of there and get it to refineries? >> guest: yeah. it takes time to build the appropriate pipeline infrastructure. it takes time to comply with necessary due diligence in terms of regulation and environmental concerns and the fields of production developed much faster than the forms of transportation developed. you have crude oil as the production expression takes off needs to find a way to get to the consumer. in the very short-run over the course of years it will be. it will transfer more oil by truck, by train and by waterway anyway we can get it from the fields of production to the consumer to refineries and to the pro
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